Maserati, the luxury arm of Italian automaker Fiat, has unveiled a new special Ghibli model ahead of the 2017 New York Motor Show. Being christened as the Nerissimo Edition, it would be limited to only 450 units for the United States and Canada. For those asking, The name Nerissimo is based on the Italian expression for “extremely black.” The Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo Edition will be unveiled for the first time at the Javits Center during the auto show. The pricing for the Ghibli Nerissimo will start at an MSRP of $77,250 (Around Rs. 50 Lakhs).
The Nerissimo will be available as Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4, and will include Glossy Black finish 20-inch Urano wheels, black door handles, black window trim and black grille features, as well a black extended leather interior featuring red stitching and gear-shift paddles, INOX sport pedals, red brake calipers, Dark Mirror interior trim, Sport Seats and a Sport Steering wheel. Each Nerissimo vehicle will have a badge located on the center console highlighting the fact that it is one of only 450 total produced. All models will also feature standard blind spot assist, front and rear parking sensors and remote start, while the Ghibli S and S Q4 versions of the Nerissimo will additionally be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo systems.
For 2017 the Maserati Ghibli takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, enhancing the standard features of every Maserati. In terms of engines, the Ghibli features the acclaimed, Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0L V6 engine, which delivers top power of 404bhp. It would be linked to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, while featuring a Start & Stop function. The special edition would also come with Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive, which would propel it to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 4.8 seconds before topping out at 283kmph. Additional new offerings on display at the New York International Auto Show also include two S versions of the Modena-based company’s Levante SUV, as well as the Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport and GranTurismo Sport Special Edition.